Project Number: ML-21
At their meeting in July 2018, the Bassett Creek Watershed Commission approved a proposal from its engineer to develop a feasibility study for this project. The study began in August 2018. A presentation of the study results to date was made to the Medicine Lake City Council on February 4, 2019 and a public open house was held on February 28, 2019. A draft feasibility study was presented at the April 18, 2019 BCWMC meeting. The Commission approved the feasibility study and moving forward with Concept 1.
A public hearing on the project was held at the BCWMC meeting on September 19, 2019. Two residents of Medicine Lake submitted concerns about the project and asked that the Commission not proceed with implementation. The BCWMC officially ordered the project by resolution and directed staff to continue working with the city and its residents on an agreement to construct the project and address residents' concerns to the best of their ability.
Funding for this project is proposed to come from an ad valorum tax of all BCWMC residents collected by Hennepin County on behalf of the BCWMC. The feasibility study estimated design and construction costs of $404,000 (for Concept 1) which does not include the cost of the feasibility study and other administrative costs.
The project goal is to construct an improved water retention pond in Jevne Park, which will result in:
This project is intended to improve conditions for smaller, more frequent storm events but is not intended to address the backflow from Medicine Lake onto the peninsula when water levels are abnormally high.
Concept 1 (from feasibility study) will result in:
Resolution 19-09 Ordering Project (Sept 19, 2019)
Submissions During Public Hearing (Sept 19, 2019)
Final Feasibility Study (Approved April 18, 2019; BCWMC to move forward with Concept 1)
Display Board from Public Open House 15 MB (Feb 28, 2019)
Proposal to Complete Feasibility Study (approved July 2018)